Our mission is basic and straight forward: we realize that a parent knows their child best, and our role as health care providers is to utilize that strength and work with your family to enhance the well being of your child.
Every child is different, and we respect their individuality. Watching each child develop and achieve their potential is the most gratifying aspect of pediatrics.
About Magdalena Oleszak, M.D., F.A.A.P
Every person has a right to live in dignity, pursue his dream in life and provide his children the best possible future. This is the reason why my husband and I left Poland a few years after completing our Medical School. While still in our residency program, we were able to escape the communist regime , but by doing so we had to accept life in a refugee camp with our 2 year old son. Our commitment, perseverance and our strong will helped us get through tough times in Italy and Canada. Finally, after taking the Canadian and the American medical licensing exams, we settled our family here on Long Island.
I joined the Pediatric Residency program at Stony Brook University Hospital. During my residency I received an award for “Best Resident” as well as recognition from Rotary International for helping foreign pediatric patients. My husband completed Anesthesiology Residency and joined the Cardiac Surgery team at Stony Brook University Hospital.
After completing my Pediatric Residency in 1993, I joined this private practice and never considered looking for any other opportunity! This is my place which I love and will continue working as long as I can. I am so proud to see how much our hard work and dedication has evolved our practice and made it grow to Kids First Pediatrics. We are designated to bring health and well-being to our community. We have recently developed new projects like our Wellness Program and the Art of Breastfeeding. I truly believe that our passion will help to improve our future that is in the hands of our Kids.
I am Board Certified, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Suffolk County Pediatric Society. I am affiliated with St. Charles Hospital/Mather Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital.
I live in Setauket with my husband, our 3 children and our German Shepard Sonia. My lifetime hobby has been photography, especially capturing nature’s wonders. I was honored to have an opportunity to display my photographs in the Polish Consulate in Manhattan. I love to practice yoga and I’m involved in studying yoga scriptures. The yoga experience has helped to enrich my life. Time away from the office, I enjoy traveling and getting to know different cultures and different ways of living. While at home, I love spending time in the garden, growing my own vegetables as well as cooking, focusing on power foods. I speak Polish; however my favorite word is NAMASTE!
About Damian Forletti, M.D., F.A.A.P.
I was born and raised in Queens County, New York. I completed my undergraduate studies in chemistry at New York University. While attending NYU, I participated in research in cardiac muscle physiology at Einstein School of Medicine. It was at that point I decided to pursue the study of Medicine and during my medical school training I developed a passion for Pediatrics.
Wanting to stay near New York City I joined the residency program in Pediatrics at North Shore University Hospital in Nassau County. I was not only trained by a superb attending staff at NSUH but I was fortunate enough to meet my wife, Barbara, in the Emergency Department while we cared for the patients who passed through that department.
Barbara was from Riverhead, I was from Queens, and we decided to live half-way between our families in Setauket. I have been practicing Pediatrics in this community since 1988. Since then I have become Board Certified in Pediatrics, become a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, become a member of the Suffolk County Pediatric Society, and a member of the Medical Society of the State of New York. More importantly I had the opportunity and been entrusted to participate in the care of thousands of children in cooperation with their families.
Recently I and several other physicians received the honor of being recognized by Stony Brook Medical Center for 20 years of dedicated service to the community. Over these years I have had the opportunity to see some of these children grow to adult hood, pursue various levels of education and fields of interest.
When I am not at work, I can be found with my wife and our three boys and our four dogs. We enjoy basketball, baseball, or fishing in Long Island Sound when weather permits. During the winter months I attempt to keep pace with the boys skiing and snowboarding while Barbara enjoys the warmth of the ski lodge.
About Maria McManus, R.P.A.C.
I grew up in upstate New York or I graduated in Middletown High School and then went on two get my B.S. in biology from SUNY Albany. During my time in Albany I learned about the Physician Assistant profession and decided to pursue this new career. I completed the PA program at SUNY Stony Brook in 1983 and obtained my National Certification as a Physician Assistant. After graduating I worked in a Family Practice for a short time and then went on to spend three years at Southside Hospital as House Staff. I was then recruited by Mather Hospital where I held the Chief PA position for seven years.
Although I’ve worked in several areas of medicine, Pediatrics was where my heart resided. I was very happy to become the first Physician Assistant for what is now Kids First Pediatrics in 1993. During these past 23 years, it has been a joy and a privilege to be part of this health care team. I am so thankful for the opportunity to care for your children and watch them become young adults. I hope to continue to provide quality health care for them for many years to come.
As a SUNY alumnus, I am a Pediatric Clinical Preceptor for both the Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Programs at Stony Brook and participate on the PA admissions committee. I am also part of the Career Day program at William Floyd High School and shadow high school students interested in going into health care.
I currently reside with my family and Shoreham and enjoy running, music and golf.
About Linda Wynne RPAC, IBCLC
Linda Wynne has worked as a Physician Assistant in various settings from Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, House Officer, and Emergency Department. She has settled into her primary role as a pediatric physician assistant for KidsFirstPediatrics since 1999. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University School of Health Technology & Management and completed her Physician Assistant Certification in 1997. She became a Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2014. She has special interests in asthma management and breastfeeding medicine. She is dedicated to helping patients manage their physical, emotional and social health as they grow from infancy to early adulthood. She finds an immense joy and personal satisfaction trying to provide quality health care to the children of her community. She is a loving and devoted wife and mother of three children.
Michael Abeles M.D., F.A.A.P.
Michael Abeles was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended college at UC San Diego and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in cognitive science in 2009.He then attended medical school from 2009- 2013 at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv Israel. He completed his pediatric residency at Winthrop University Hospital in July 2013. He resides in Suffolk county with his wife. His hobbies include running, cooking and traveling.
About Dr. Neuschotz
Dr. Neuschotz completed her internship and residency in General Pediatrics at The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She was the Medical Director of a successful pediatric practice on the North Shore of Long Island treating a diverse population, where she gained the respect and trust of her patients over many years of practice. Her affiliation with three major Long Island teaching hospitals had enabled her to be part of the Long Island medical community of doctors. Dr. Neuschotz is currently a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of The American Board of Pediatrics and the Nassau Pediatric Society. "I am excited to have joined Kids First Pediatrics Allied Physicians Group and look forward to serving this community."
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List of our Insurance Carriers: We do ask that you confirm coverage with your insurance carrier prior to your visit.
• Empire BCBS
• Island Group
• Local 1199
• United Healthcare